Now that it is in production, 20th century fox has released the official plot synopsis of the upcoming Hitman movie.
Agent 47 (Deadwood's Timothy Olyphant) has been educated to become a professional assassin for hire, whose most powerful weapons are his nerve and a resolute pride in his work. 47 is both the last two digits of the barcode tattooed on the nape of his neck, and his only name.
The hunter becomes the hunted when 47 gets caught up in a political takeover. Both Interpol and the Russian military chase the Hitman across Eastern Europe as he tries to find out who set him up and why they're trying to take him out of the game. But the greatest threat to 47's survival may be the stirrings of his conscience and the unfamiliar emotions aroused in him by a beautiful, damaged girl…
The movie cast includes Dougray Scott (Mission: Impossible II), Olga Kurylenko (Paris je t'aime), Robert Knepper (Prison Break), Ulrich Thomsen (Festen) and Michael Offei (Casino Royale) in addition to Xavier Gens as a director and Timothy Olyphant as 47 himself.
Shooting will take place in South Africa, Istanbul, St. Petersburg, London and Sofia (capital of Bulgaria) for a total of 12 weeks.